Features by Gigi Douban

Brooklyn-based company Etsy filed for a $100 million IPO, Wednesday.

Dollar signs on the doilies

Etsy's scaling up, but how does that sit with its socially-minded users?
Posted In: Etsy, DIY, IPO, public offering
Gas prices are inching up again on the West Coast.

The volatility of gasoline prices

Gas prices seem to decline more slowly than they recover
Posted In: gas prices, explainer, cheap oil

Advertising is built into 'House of Cards'

Netflix doesn't carry ads, but its original shows have a lot of product placement.
Posted In: netflix, product placement, advertising

Sex discrimination suit set to start in Silicon Valley

The case highlights how women still struggle to find a place in venture capital.
Posted In: discrimination, women jobs race economy, Silicon Valley

Wal-Mart to workers: we'll give you a schedule

Like many retailers, Wal-Mart had a system where employee hours constantly changed.
Posted In: Walmart, Wal-Mart, coworkers
Expedia announced plans to acquire competing travel company Orbitz for a reported $1.6 billion.

Who benefits when Expedia buys the competition?

Weeks after snapping up Travelocity, Expedia announces a $1.6 billion buyout of Orbitz.
Posted In: expedia, orbitz, vacation, Travel
Fairlife reduced-fat, ultra-filtered milk.

Coke's got milk. Premium milk.

More protein, less sugar, but real milk.
Posted In: Coca-cola, milk, branding
Marshawn Lynch, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, in the 2015 Super Bowl Skittles commercial.

New brands take a chance with Super Bowl ads

NBC finally sold its final Super Bowl ad spot four days before the game.
Posted In: Super Bowl, commercials, skittles, always
A Shell employee conducts a safety walk-through of a tanker truck at a gas station in Kuala Lumpur.

Big Oil's first cut: exploration

In response to low oil prices, oil companies may cut back exploration projects.
Posted In: Shell, Oil, gas prices, big oil
 A worker cuts steel billets at an iron and steel enterprise in China.

U.S. steel makers face challenges to profits

Foreign competition and a decline in oil drilling counter a strong U.S. economy.
Posted In: steel, markets, iron ore


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